Bayelsa Police Killing: IG Opposes Mass Burial

Mohammed Abubakar
By SaharaReporters, New York

A plan by the Bayelsa State Police Command to give a mass burial to the corpses of the 12 policemen killed by armed men on April 5 may have hit the rocks, following the intervention of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar.

SaharaReporters has gathered that the Command has been inundated with demands by the families of the slain officers for the bodies of their relatives.  They were, however, turned down by the commissioner, Kingsley Omire, on the grounds that the identity of the deceased officers could not be determined as the bodies, which were burnt in the attack, were also decomposing.

According to sources, the IGP and other top police officers at Headquarters insisted that a medical examination must be conducted on the mutilated bodies to ascertain their individual identities.

To that extent, the IGP sent a team of pathologists from Force Headquarters, headed by an Assistant Commissioner of Police, to conduct the examination.
"The IG has ordered medical investigations to know the identities of persons killed by the gunmen,” the source said.  “The IG is against burying them in a mass grave despite the fact that their bodies were burnt beyond recognition."

SaharaReporters has further learned that the inquiry has already commenced.  

A team of 50 policemen on escort duties in Bayelwa waterways was ambushed on April 5 by militants who opened fire and killed 12 of them.  Their ill-fated boat was heading to Azuzuama, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, for the burial of the mother of Mr Kile Torughedi.

Torughedi, an ex-MEND commander is now a Special Assistant to the Bayelsa Governor on Maritime Security.  Most of his former boys oppose that appointment.
 

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Attention: I.G

This goes a long way to underscore the importance of the Nigerian Police at having biometrics of all police men recorded. Had it been that there exists a data base where these records are kept, it would take a few working hours for Forensic scientists to identify all the bodies. I.G. please take note. The importance of these will go beyond solving this kind of problem.

Jika

Udam please listen to yourself.My questions are:
(1) Can two wrongs ever make a right?
(2) Are you insinuating that all these policemen killed are non Christians?
(3) What name(s) or tribal affiliation do you give to the killers of these Policemen?
(4) What is your own definition of terrorism?

ETHNO-RELIGIOUS ANIMALS OF THE SOUTH !

You see how these downtrodden savages and promoters of ethno-religious bigotry are behaving and at the same time calling themselves human beings. Other countries are lucky since they don't have these kind of ethno-religious savages we have in Nigeria. They hate everyone and everything that is not theirs. Their brothers killed policemen who are Nigerians and have right to live with their families but instead of consoling with the Nigerian police and their families they abused the police. The comments are very few and those posted are done in I-don't-care-attitude. These are the people who cry for justice, democracy and fairness. Useless animals.

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Amazing!

Its amazing that the police does not want mass burial for its members yet they are the first to advocate mass burial for Southerners killed in their Churches in the Hausa/fool-ani north.

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